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December 7, 2007
Pairings rush at the Blitz tournament on Thursday night. Photo Paul Truong.
Thursday night saw bughouse and blitz tourneys, while the main event of the K-12/Collegiate began Friday, Dec.7 in Houston, Texas. By Monday, 14 new National Champions will be crowned!

You can watch the games live each day on Monroi.com. Here is a link to Round 1's coverage.

Jared Tan from California. won the twelve round K-12 blitz tournament with a fantastic 11.5/12 score. His closest rival was Adam Wester, two full points behind, with 9.5. Third-grader Luke Harmon of Idaho (Ed.Note- earlier report incorrectly stated that Harmon was from Indiana) won the K-6 Blitz tournament with 11/12. Ethan Gottlieb and Michael Omori were crowned bughouse champions.

To keep track of all scores and pairings throughout the event, bookmark this link.

Ethan Gottlieb and Michael Omori: 2007 K-12 bughouse champs. Photo Betsy Dynako.